Tommy Walker is a producer/director whose film credits include: Mandela in America, which followed Nelson Mandela on his first visit to the United States; Rights and Wrongs, a PBS news magazine focusing on international human rights abuses; Tutu and Franklin, featuring the Reverend Desmond Tutu; the Emmy-Nominated With All Deliberate Speed, about school desegregation; A Southern Town, about the people of Jackson, Mississippi and God Grew Tired of Us, a documentary feature about refugees from war torn Sudan, which won Best Documentary as well as the Audience Award at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival.
Tommy is a graduate of the University of Virginia, and is the son of the Right Reverend Bishop John T. Walker, the first African American Episcopal Bishop in Washington DC.
Mustapha Khan is an Emmy Award-winning director whose credits include: the multiple-award winning documentary House on Fire, about the AIDS epidemic in Black America, the prime time TV Special Sesame Street’s 25th Anniversary: A Musical Celebration; the critically-acclaimed PBS film, Reflections of a Native Son; and the youth-oriented PBS NATURE Series, Wild TV.
As a TV and music video director, he has directed artists such as: Gloria Estefan, Bill Cosby, Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg, Mya, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Dave Chappelle, Queen Latifah, Missy Elliott, Savion Glover, Maya Angelou, Elmo, Big Bird and the Muppets.
Mustapha is a graduate of Harvard University, and was a Rotary Graduate Scholar in Kenya, where he worked as a social anthropologist before becoming a filmmaker.
Dan Schneider, our executive producer, has been practicing entertainment, corporate, new media, intellectual property (copyrights and trademarks) and real property law for more than 28 years in Manhattan and Woodstock, N.Y. A graduate of Vassar College (AB, 1979, Evans Fellow in Law) and Emory Law School (JD, 1982, Emory Scholar), he is admitted to the New York and Georgia bars, as well as to the U.S. District Court (Southern District, N.Y.). Mr. Schneider has been AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell (www.schneiderpfahl.com).
A member of numerous non-profit Boards, including The America The Beautiful Fund, The Giulio Gari Foundation and the Hudson Valley Technology and Commerce, Dan was the founder of Woodstock Mediation (www.woodstockmediation.com) and First Mondays (www.firstmondays.com).
Grammy and Tony nominated Producer and Composer, Ric Zivic was Executive Producer on the critically acclaimed holiday film, “The Christmas Secret,” starring Beau Bridges and Richard Thomas, the highest rated CBS film in its premiere year and now lives on as a favorite Christmas classic. As a Producer and Composer, he received a Daytime Emmy and Golden Eagle Award, as well as a Grammy nomination for his work on the popular children’s series “Bingo and Molly” for The Learning Channel. He was a Producer and Composer on the hit series “Overhaulin'” for the Discovery Network. He was also a Producer on “UFO’s and Aliens: Search for the Truth”, on Discovery. Ric, most recently, was a Producer on the smash Broadway Play “A Christmas Story: The Musical”, based on the beloved classic film, and starring Dan Lauria as Jean Sheppard. Ric and his production team received three Tony nominations, as well as, being nominated for the Drama Desk Award.